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December 06, 2017 (Grand Rapids, Mich.) — Private equity firm Auxo Investment Partners announced today that it has acquired M/G Transport Services (MG), a leading dry barge transportation and logistics company. 'As we celebrate our company’s 50th anniversary, we’re pleased to begin this partnership with Auxo,' said Jack Lordo, who will continue as MG’s chief executive officer.

November, 13 2017 (Elkhart, Indiana.) — Private equity firm Auxo Investment Partners announces that it made its first acquisition with the purchase of Atlas Die LLC, and Bernal LLC, two market leaders in the die manufacturing industry. Atlas Die, based in Elkhart, IN, USA, was founded in 1952 by S. Ray Miller in his basement. Bernal, founded in 1972, produces complex solid rotary pressure dies, crush cut dies, state-of-the-art, high-volume rotary converting systems for die cutting, food processing, folding cartons, specialty bandages and alcohol swabs and other complex products.

September 05, 2017 (Grand Rapids, Mich.) — A local private equity firm has closed its first acquisitions. Grand Rapids-based Auxo Investment Partners, which was launched last October by a pair of former Blackford Capital execs and an entrepreneur, said it acquired a pair of Midwest tool-and-die manufacturers. Auxo added Indiana-based Atlas Die and Rochester Hills-based Bernal as its first portfolio companies.

December 6, 2017 (Grand Rapids, Mich.) — West Michigan private equity firm Auxo Investment Partners has moved into the transport business with the acquisition of a New Orleans-based barge company. In the 50-year-old M/G Transport, the Grand Rapids-based Auxo adds to its portfolio a 50-year-old company that dominates its market and generates strong cash flow to reinvest into the business.

September 09, 2017 (Grand Rapids, Mich.) — Private equity firm Auxo Investment Partners has completed its first deals with the acquisitions of Atlas Die and Bernal, two specialists in the die manufacturing industry. "We are delighted that these two market leading companies with long histories and excellent reputations are our first acquisitions," says Auxo Managing Partner Jeff Helminski We’re honored to have the opportunity to assist the teams at Atlas Die and Bernal achieve their full potential by making long-term investments and providing expert operational and strategic support.”

September 05, 2017 (Elkhart, Ind.) — an Elkhart-based manufacturer is now under new ownership. Michigan-based private equity firm Auxo Investment Partners has acquired Atlas Die LLC and its subsidiary, Bernal LLC, also based in Michigan. Atlas Die is the largest manufacturer of cutting dies in the United States. The company employs 160 in six facilities throughout the country. Atlas acquired Bernal, which employs 64 in Michigan, in 2013.